Amaretto Cocktails with a Childhood Twist

The sweet almondy taste of Amaretto is ideal for the sweetest of cocktails, often reminding us of the tasty candy and drinks we had as children.

Many mixologists have taken this to heart, and created cocktails that not only spark reminiscence of, but are named after, some of the best childhood memories.

Bocce Ball

  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • Soda Water

In a shaker, combine the amaretto and orange juice. Pour into a cocktail glass and top with soda.

Roller Coaster

  • 2 parts Amaretto
  • 3 parts Grapefruit juice

In a shaker, combine amaretto and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve.


  • 1 part Amaretto
  • 1 part Southern Comfort
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part Irish Creme

Pour amaretto and Southern Comfort into a highball glass, and layer on Kahlua and Irish cream.

Tootsie Pop

  • 2 oz Grenadine
  • 5 oz Amaretto
  • 3 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 drops chocolate syrup

Layer grenadine, amaretto, and lemon juice, then stir. Add 2 drops of chocolate syrup, let sink, and then serve.

Candy Apple

  • 2 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz Butterscotch schnapps
  • Apple Juice

Combine amaretto and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail glass over ice. Fill with apple juice.

Electric Koolaid

  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 oz Midori
  • 1/2 oz Cherry Brandy
  • Sour Mix
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine

Pour liqueurs and brandy over ice in a cocktail glass. Fill half with sour mix and half with cranberry juice. Splash with grenadine.

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